'Saturday Night Live': All 145 Cast Members Ranked

Our insanely ambitious, ruthlessly exhaustive ranking of every 'SNL' player ever

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56. Paul Shaffer

56. Paul Shaffer

Era: 1975-1980

Before he tickled America's ivories every night with Letterman, he was SNL's swami of showbiz smarm. He was also the first cast member to drop an accidental f-bomb — in a sketch based on a Troggs bootleg — although few caught it.

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